OCG 2020.07 Metagame Report #10

Welcome to Week #10 of the OCG 2020.07 format.

This report will tabulate 40 top-performing decks from 8 tournaments that were held in Japan and China Mainland during 5 – 8 September 2020.


New Product Release

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures Manga Volume 2
    • Virtual World Rabbit – Tutu


Metagame Breakdown

  • 6 Eldlich (2 Dogmatika Eldlich, 1 Eldlich, 1 Demise Eldlich, 1 Grass Zombie Eldlich, 1 Numeron Eldlich)
  • 4 Dogmatika Invoked
  • 4 Zoodiac
  • 3 Code Talker (2 Code Talker, 1 Salamangreat Code Talker)
  • 3 Prank-Kids
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Virtual World
  • 2 Orcust (1 Dragoon Orcust, 1 Mekk-Knight Orcust)
  • 2 Danger Dark World Tempest Magician FTK
  • 2 Thunder Dragon
  • 1 Dogmatika Invoked Shaddoll
  • 1 Dragonmaid
  • 1 Dragoon Adamancipator
  • 1 Dragoon Sky Striker
  • 1 Dragunity
  • 1 Gizmek Orochi Da Eiza
  • 1 Orcust Mekk-Knight
  • 1 Salamangreat
  • 1 Numeron Subterror
  • 1 Zefra



Shito (しと) went 6-2 and finished 1st in “35th Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi” (2v2 Team) which had 32 teams (64 participants).

Cyber Dragon Nova is a tech against Dogmatika Maximus. When it is sent to the graveyard by the opponent’s Dogmatika Maximus effect, it could Special Summon a Machine Fusion monster from the Extra Deck. Invoked Mechaba is the more typical choice, but we have some players opting for Barbaroid, the Ultimate Battle Machine instead.

Barbaroid, the Ultimate Battle Machine has a high ATK 4000, allowing it to attack over Invoked Mechaba even with an ATK boost from Aleister the Invoker ① effect.

Barbaroid, the Ultimate Battle Machine‘s Trigger Effect which negates the effects of the monster it battled is applied after Damage Calculation. Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous would be able to survive the first attack before its effect is negated.

Barbaroid, the Ultimate Battle Machine‘s Trigger Effect is a mandatory effect, and being the turn player, it will always go on the Chain first, before the opponent could have their monster’s Flip effect go on the Chain. Resolving the Chain, the opponent monster’s Flip effect would resolve successfully first, and then Barbaroid would negate the effects of that monster. So while Barbaroid could stop the graveyard effect of Shaddoll monsters, it could not stop their Flip effects.


Dogmatika Invoked

Ikesho (いけしょー) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “35th Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi” (2v2 Team) which had 32 teams (64 participants).

He ran 1 Dragon Master Knight in the Extra Deck.

Invoked Augoeides ② effect could banish Dragon Master Knight from the graveyard to gain 5000 ATK, and with an 1000 ATK boost from Aleister the Invoker ① effect, that would be 2000 + 5000 + 1000 = 8000 damage exact lethal. This provides a burst of damage when the opportunity arise for an OTK.

Dragon Master Knight‘s ATK 5000 also enables Dogmatika Punishment to destroy monsters with abnormally high ATK such as Barbaroid, the Ultimate Battle Machine.



Kusyano (クシャノ) went 6-0-2 and finished 1st in “8th Yu-Gi-Oh! Cardbox Fukushima CS” which had 36 participants.

He ran 3 Crossout Designator alongside 3 Called by the Grave in the Main Deck. He also has 1 Forbidden Droplet in the Main Deck and 2 Nibiru, the Primal Being, 1 Dimensional Barrier in the Side Deck, allowing Crossout Designator to negate these popular tech cards that are used against Zoodiac.

3 Crossout Designator and 2 Red Reboot ensures that he has a good chance of negating Dimensional Barrier, avoiding having to pass the turn with no plays due to Dimensional Barrier restricting Xyz Summons.



Eldlich rotates back to the top, Dogmatika Invoked and Zoodiac follows behind.

Code Talker, Prank-Kids and Virtual World have been showing decent performance but are lacking in consistency or power when compared with the other top decks in the front. They might be worth a look if there is a significant metagame shift with the upcoming OCG 2020.10 Limit Regulation.

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5 Responses

  1. Alesiter says:

    How comes the number of shaddoll variant of invoked dogmatika has Gone down

    • Skull says:

      It’s weak and easily negated, because of a lot of hate cards, specially to deal with Shaddoll Winda. So, it may be your favorite variant of Involked Dogmatika, but it’s currently not the best one to play right now.

  2. Neofrerot says:

    Hello Akira,
    Do you know a website that archive all YGO OCG tournament decklists like shriek.net did when it was still working?
    Do you plan to add retro contents like old “world championship qualifier” or why not old TCG YCS/Shonen Jump?
    I saw in old posts that some links are dead (related to decklists). Do you plan to actualize them?
    Thanks a lot for your work!

  3. Jobe Jacobs says:

    Red Eyes Fusion is getting limited to 1 and Verte Andaconda is getting banned in TCG. Dragoon wont be banned since its not OP nor is it the main problem. Any cards with easy access to Dragoon going first or second is the main problem.

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